2022 Nissan Kicks vs. 2022 Kia Soul

Although the Kicks and Soul are categorized as crossover SUVs, they continue to show that they are two quite distinct road warriors. These two vehicles have comparable features, but as you will see, the Nissan Kicks has a few subtle benefits that set it apart. Continue reading to learn more about the 2022 Nissan Kicks.
2022 Nissan Kicks vs. 2022 Kia Soul

Design & Style

The Kicks features an additional inch of front headroom and 2.6 inches of front legroom over the Soul. The Kicks have a shorter front step up height than the Soul (15.5″ vs. 16.2″). The rear step up height of the Kicks is 1.5 inches lower than that of the Soul (15.9″ vs. 17.4″).

With the back seat up, the Kicks boasts a substantially bigger cargo room than the Soul (25.3 vs. 24.2 cubic feet). The Kicks’ low lift-over cargo hatch makes loading and unloading a breeze. The Kicks’ cargo hatch lift-over height is 27.6 inches, whereas the Soul’s lift-over height is 29.8 inches.

Technology & Safety

The Nissan Kicks comes standard with driver and front passenger knee airbags, which are located low on the dashboard. These airbags assist block the driver and front passenger from slipping beneath their seatbelts or the primary frontal airbags during a crash, keeping them better positioned for optimal protection. Knee airbags are not available on the Soul.

Every year, about 200 individuals are killed when they are hit by a car. The Kicks comes equipped with Rear Automatic Braking, which monitors and automatically applies the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Soul lacks backup collision prevention brakes.

The basic lane departure warning system on the Kicks notifies a briefly distracted driver when the car begins to leave its lane. A lane departure warning system is an additional expense on the Soul and is only available on Soul X-Line/S/EX/GT-Line/Turbo trim levels.


The Soul’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder produces 25 more horsepower (147 vs. 122) and 18 lbs.ft. more torque (132 vs. 114) than the Kicks’ 1.6 DOHC 4-cylinder. The basic 1.6 turbo 4-cylinder in the Soul Turbo produces 79 more horsepower (201 vs. 122) and 81 pound-feet of torque (195 vs. 114) than the 1.6 DOHC 4-cylinder in the Kicks.

The Bottom Line

Furthermore, the Kicks’ 5 year corrosion guarantee has no mileage restrictions, but the Soul’s corrosion warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

The 2022 Nissan Kicks comfortably outperforms the 2022 Kia Soul because it dares to defy your expectations of what a crossover SUV should be. It offers more power, performance, safety, and warranty coverage, all of which are unique in a vehicle of this size.

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